While writing a weekly column, I am sometimes confronted with whether I am going to conceptualize a piece around an upcoming holiday. This is somewhat akin to the sitcom or drama that has the episode about Thanksgiving or Christmas. Then there is the thought about just ignoring the holiday and soldiering on. Since July 4th is my favorite holiday, it is difficult not to write something centered on it. But I wish I had happier news about our country.
The American people made a serious mistake in electing Barack Obama as President and they are quickly coming to that realization. He has enabled his left-wing friends in Congress to unleash a torrid of regulations, expenditures and tax increases (coming soon) that are crippling the private sector and suffocating our economy.
In addition, we have suffering foreign relations except apparently with the Russians, but they seem to be quite bold about playing us for fools as they make nice-nice with Obama on one hand and develop a spy network with the other. We have an environmental disaster which the Obama Administration may not be the cause of, but certainly they were negligent in stopping the leaking oil from reaching land by poor incident management and unwillingness to utilize all tools available to effectively manage the crisis due to the inordinate commitment to their union bosses. Last, we have a war that is out of control because Obama’s hand-picked Democratic General was at odds with his civilian team and apparently his frontline troops due to misguided rules of engagement.
Despite the multitude of challenges dropped in the lap of the American people by their confused and arrogant elected officials, some ordinary citizens have broken out of their shell to wring the levers of government back from professional hack politicians and demand that common Americans start running our government.
This entire movement has been identified as the Tea Party. The elite have attempted to brand these ordinary Americans as racist, extreme, unknowledgeable or just plain yahoos. From afar, these new-borne activists appeared to be focused on bread-and-butter issues. They have an inherent understanding why this country has become so successful and has provided the highest quality of living for the greatest amount of people. Expansive government controlling vast amounts of our lives that reaches into miniscule corners of our existence will serve only to stifle and ultimately destroy the American dream.